Not Taken Seat

Not Taken Seat — is a short story about the importance of taking your seat in the life of a person you really appreciate.
— Hello! Do you have a couple of minutes for me? Can we talk?
— Sure, we can talk. We can talk for more than a couple of minutes now and we can talk as long as you want tonight at home.
— No, I need only 5 minutes now and that’s all. I won’t come home tonight, so don’t wait up.
— What happened? What do you mean by “don’t wait up”? I don’t get what you want to say.
— Ok. We need to break up. Today. And we will not meet each other again. Never.
— Wait. Wait, wait, wait! Is this what you want? Is this what you have been putting me up for all last week?
— Sorry, I’m not in the mood for discussing my decision now.
— Great! Wonderful!! You broke my wings again and you did it with flying colours! I hate you! I hate you, I hate you, I hate you!!!
— Ok. Good to know. Excuse me, but I have to go.
— With her?! With that dressed up doll in your car? Really?! I cannot believe it but yes, there’s no doubt now that my mother was right about you. So fuck you! Go to hell!!!
— Ok. I got it. Bye.
He sat in the car and the “dressed up doll” drove him away.
She stayed in the same place without a single movement.
— How was it? — “dressed up doll,” asked him.
— Beastly.
— Are you sure she doesn’t need to know?
— Yes.
— Hello, mom! I broke up with Mary a few minutes ago. Could you please call her and just help her to handle it? No, she doesn’t know. No! No, she doesn’t have to know. Sure. Thank you.
— Oh! How I hate this ringtone. Hello!
— Hello! Mr Lucky?
— Yes! Who is this?
— I have an instruction from Dr Saint, I need to talk with you personally.
— What is it regarding?
— Regarding your diagnosis.
— No, thank you. I have no desire to waste your or my time. I have all the test results and I don’t have time for other tests.
— Ok. Where do you stand on experimental drugs?
— What do you mean?
— I mean that you meet all the conditions of our experimental program and we can give you a few more years. Are you interested?.. Hallo?.. Hallo?..
He was silent.
Three years later.
— Is this seat taken?
She silently invited him to sit.
— Mary? What are you doing here?
— Ms Happy, —a nurse called her, — It’s your turn. Please follow me.
She followed the nurse without any word, leaving him waiting for his joyful results alone.

Олег Вергуленко